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January 8, 2007
Celebrate culture, creativity and cuisine at the WinterCity Festival
The fourth annual WinterCity Festival, presented by American Express Philanthropic Program, is an award-winning, 14-day city-wide celebration of Toronto’s diversity of spirit that includes culinary experiences, free entertainment and a showcase of the city’s vibrant arts scene. Three festivals in one, WinterCity runs January 26 to February 8.

The WOW! (Wild On Winter) Series at Nathan Phillips Square features free outdoor entertainment each festival weekend, including concerts, spectacle shows, dance performances, culinary events and the American Express Ice Gallery.

Highlights of the WOW! Series include free outdoor concerts on the Toronto Water Concert Stage by Sloan, The Philosopher Kings, Mobile and The New Pornographers; the North American premiere of the 360-degree urban theatre production Carillon - The Flight of Time from Italy’s Kitonb Extreme Theatre Company; dance performances from Mile Zero Dance, Solid State, Swinging Air Force and Zata Omm Dance Projects; cooking demonstrations and food lectures by celebrity chefs, including Christine Cushing and Trish Magwood; and the Toronto premiere of Gordon Halloran’s Paintings Below Zero, an installation of boldly coloured abstract paintings in ice. Enormous in scale and intricate in detail, Halloran’s work will be on display in both the American Express Ice Gallery and directly on the ice rink which he will use as a giant canvas.

The Warm Up Series at Toronto attractions is where you can head indoors for performances, special events and discount admission to some of Toronto’s most thrilling destinations. The Warm Up Series features unique performances and activities ranging from a Big Band Bash at Casa Loma and a winter-inspired family art workshop at the AGO, to discount admission and special programming at some of Toronto’s leading cultural and family attractions.

Winterlicious, presented by American Express, Toronto’s most popular restaurant promotion returns and is complemented with an extensive mouth-watering array of unique ticketed culinary experiences.

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Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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Grant Ramsay, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7318



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